Mobility

FPC to Talk Smart Cards, IoT and Iris in ‘Technology Update’

FPC to Talk Smart Cards, IoT and Iris in ‘Technology Update’

Fingerprint Cards is preparing a ‘technology update’ for November 1st, inviting interested individuals to tune in to a webcast starting at 14:00 CET (9:00 AM EST). Accordingly, the November 1st update will cover Fingerprint Cards’ “core business capacitive sensors”, according to a statement announcing the webcast; and it will offer “up-to-date information on new segments…

Huawei Honor 9i and Nova 2i Smartphones Use FPC Sensors

Huawei Honor 9i and Nova 2i Smartphones Use FPC Sensors

Two more new smartphones are using Fingerprint Cards (FPC) sensors for their fingerprint scanning capabilities. Both are from Huawei. One, the Nova 2i, is a mid-range smartphone aimed primarily at the Malaysia market. The other is the Honor 9i, a kind of sequel device to the Honor 9 launched earlier this year, and is aimed at…

Huawei Honor WaterPlay Tablet Features FPC Sensor

Huawei Honor WaterPlay Tablet Features FPC Sensor

Huawei is using a Fingerprint Cards sensor in another new offering in its Honor line of mobile devices. The Honor WaterPlay features an FPC1145 fingerprint sensor. It’s a tablet device, and as the name suggests, its IP67-rated water resistance is a key marketing point. Other features of the tablet include a 10.1″ QXGA display, a…

Huawei Honor 7X Featured FPC1028 Sensor

Huawei Honor 7X Featured FPC1028 Sensor

“FPC says it’s the company’s most cost-efficient sensor yet, and Huawei is evidently enthusiastic about the offering…” Huawei is about to launch another device in its Honor line of smartphones, and has once again gone with Fingerprint Cards technology for the device’s biometric capability. Fingerprint Cards has announced that the Huawei Honor 7X features an…

FPC1075 Sensor Featured in Two New Smartphones For ‘Major OEM’

FPC1075 Sensor Featured in Two New Smartphones For ‘Major OEM’

“News of the integrations comes after multiple other recent announcements of FPC smartphone integrations with clients including Huawei and Vivo.” A big-name smartphone maker is taking advantage of Fingerprint Cards‘ new FPC1075 sensor model in two new smartphones. In a statement announcing the integrations, FPC declined to name the client in question, referring to it…

New Fujitsu Tablet Takes Advantage of F-Pro Sensor

New Fujitsu Tablet Takes Advantage of F-Pro Sensor

Immediately on the heels of its launch of the new F-Pro sensor, Fujitsu has announced a tablet device featuring the sensor embedded in its chassis. Called the Stylistic V535, it’s a Windows device featuring an 8.3″ touchscreen couched within a rugged frame. The display is water and dust resistant, while the one corner of its…

Over a Billion Smartphones Featuring Fingerprint Sensors Will Ship in 2018: Report

Over a Billion Smartphones Featuring Fingerprint Sensors Will Ship in 2018: Report

Over a billion smartphones featuring fingerprint sensors will ship in 2018, with the devices comprising three quarters of all smartphones on the market, according to a new market forecast from Counterpoint. In a statement announcing the prediction and other market research, the firm attributed the growth to “a rapid rise” in mobile payments and banking,…

Precise BioMatch Embedded Software Featured on CardLab Smart Card

Precise BioMatch Embedded Software Featured on CardLab Smart Card

“Fingerprint Cards hardware and Precise Biometrics software have frequently been combined to offer biometric authentication, most often in mobile devices.” In its first smart card integration, Fingerprint Cards’ T-Shape biometric sensor module is being supported by Precise Biometrics software. In a statement, the latter company has revealed that its Precise BioMatch Embedded software is being…

Zwipe’s First Biometric Smart Card Shipment Features FPC Sensors

Zwipe’s First Biometric Smart Card Shipment Features FPC Sensors

The biometric smart cards that have just been shipped by Zwipe feature Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensors, the latter has announced. It’s Zwipe’s first shipment of its biometric smart card solution, and represents the first in what could be a long line, with Zwipe having just announced that it has established seven new agreements with payments…

Consumers Want Biometric Smartphones, and Love Fingerprint Scanning: FPC Study

Consumers Want Biometric Smartphones, and Love Fingerprint Scanning: FPC Study

Fingerprint scanning is the top biometric modality on mobile devices around the world, suggest new findings from a Fingerprint Cards-commissioned study. The study was carried out by Kantar TNS in two phases. One looked at qualitative research, entailing two-hour focus group sessions with 48 consumers across London, Shanghai, and Delhi. The other was a quantitative…

EU Smart Cards Specialist Embraces New FPC Sensor Module

EU Smart Cards Specialist Embraces New FPC Sensor Module

Just a week after Fingerprint Cards‘ announcement of its new fingerprint sensor module for smart cards, the company has now claimed its first customer for the solution. Cardlab, a Danish secure smart card specialist, will integrate FPC’s T-Shape module into its own biometric card reference design. The companies’ relationship goes back some way before the…

BRIEF: How Samsung Competes With Apple as a Biometric Pioneer

BRIEF: How Samsung Competes With Apple as a Biometric Pioneer

There has been a lot of hype around Apple’s new Face ID facial recognition system, with discussions inevitably referring to the company’s pioneering of mobile fingerprint scanning with its Touch ID system, even if that system has now been abandoned on the iPhone X. But all the hype does something of a disservice to Samsung,…

SensibleVision 3D Facial Recognition System Works in Bright Sunlight

SensibleVision 3D Facial Recognition System Works in Bright Sunlight

As excitement continues to percolate over Apple’s new facial recognition system for the iPhone X, a third party developer is highlighting the face scanning capabilities of its new software system. Called 3DVerify, the system was first announced by developer SensibleVision in June of this year. It’s a software solution specifically designed for use with 3D…

Biometric Changes In Store For Samsung A-Series Smartphones: Leaks

Biometric Changes In Store For Samsung A-Series Smartphones: Leaks

A leaked image of one of Samsung’s new A-series smartphones is making the rounds, and it seems to point to a full-size screen and a bigger role for Bixby. The features are being inferred from a couple of small hints in the image, which shows the upper rear of the device. Under a camera system…

BluStor Makes Identity Card Into Biometric Password Manager

BluStor Makes Identity Card Into Biometric Password Manager

BluStor has announced a new digital security device that stores passwords in a small card-shaped device, and secures them with biometrics. Called the Identity card, the device is essentially a small computer with 2GB of storage. It’s something like a physical version of a password manager app such as Keeper or LastPass, designed to store…

HSBC Embraces FacePhi Technology For Facial Recognition

HSBC Embraces FacePhi Technology For Facial Recognition

“In a statement announcing its partnership with HSBC, FacePhi emphasized that Euromoney magazine recently named HSBC the “World’s best bank”, suggesting that its embrace of biometric technology has helped to burnish its profile.” HSBC customers will soon be able to log in to their mobile apps via facial recognition, thanks to a new partnership with…

Huawei Maimang 6 Gives New FPC Sensor Model Its Debut

Huawei Maimang 6 Gives New FPC Sensor Model Its Debut

Fingerprint Cards‘ new fingerprint sensor model, the FPC1028, is now seeing its first smartphone deployment with the Maimang 6 from Huawei. In a statement announcing the integration, FPC emphasized that the FCP1028 is its most cost-efficient fingerprint sensor, thanks to the small size of the sensor’s surface area. This is far from Huawei’s first integration…

Face ID: Exactly How Revolutionary Is It?

Face ID: Exactly How Revolutionary Is It?

Apple has created quite a stir with its unveiling of the iPhone X, and not least because of its Face ID facial recognition system. Together with Apple’s framing of the issue, and the media response it has provoked, casual observers might be led to believe it’s a revolutionary new technology. But facial recognition in general…

New Vivo Smartphone Reflects Design Trend Noted by FPC

New Vivo Smartphone Reflects Design Trend Noted by FPC

“…its fingerprint sensor is on the rear, in line with a trend among FPC clients reported in the company’s recent revised revenue guidance for Q3.” Vivo’s new X20 smartphone features an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor, Fingerprint Cards has announced. The China-based smartphone maker is a longtime Fingerprint Cards client and has integrated the latter’s biometric technology…

Fingerprint Cards Announces Affiliations With EMVCo and Eurosmart

Fingerprint Cards Announces Affiliations With EMVCo and Eurosmart

Fingerprint Cards has joined two major industry alliances that could considerably extend its influence in the payments industry. One of them, Eurosmart, brings together digital security solutions providers in the interest of promoting the industry and collaborating to help establish the European Union’s Digital Single Market. FPC has joined the alliance as an executive member,…

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